[Sca-cooks] Another SCA Cook to be on Food Network

Susan Fox selene at earthlink.net
Thu Aug 2 09:16:17 PDT 2007

Yayz!  I have dropped her a line, in case she needs a Native Guide in 
town or a side trip to Penzeys or something.  I'm HOPING they have a 
studio audience, because she deserves her own cheering section!


Johnna Holloway wrote:
> Here are the contest details:
> http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/contests_offers/text/0,,FOOD_9817_60517,00.html
> http://www.slashfood.com/2007/05/22/food-network-ultimate-recipe-showdown/
> And here's the announcement from the MK Cooks List last evening.
> Johnnae
> 8/01/2007
> As many of  you know I have been working hard with my career as a cook 
> and I've  always wanted to be able to share it on a larger scale, hence 
> the ebook on Ottoman cooking and other projects (not to mention the 
> dozens of SCA feasts that I've researched and cooked).
> I just found out that I am a finalist in the Food Network's Ultimate 
> Recipe Showdown to be filmed in Hollywood on Aug 29- 
> My recipe is "Gingerbread Cake with French Brandy Sauce and Whipped 
> Orange Flower Cream" based on a very old style recipe using fresh ground 
> spices, a good brandy and orange flower water (actually this idea is 
> derived from a recipe called "a dish of snowe" from the 15th C)- all 
> staples of my work in Medieval and Middle Eastern cuisines.
> I can say that I haven't hit the ground since I got the confirmation 
> (all but the back ground check but hey, after you immigrate and go 
> through Homeland Security, INS and the CIA check I got I think 
> I'm pretty clean :-)
> They asked me to contact everyone I knew to support me and watch the 
> show (of course!) but also I'd like to  you pass this on to everyone you 
> can to build a swell of positive energy. I kept trying to tell myself 
> "August is your month" and it turns out it is.
> This could be the beginning of  something larger or it could be my 15 
> minutes. I'm keeping it positive.
> So, imagine, a Master SCA Cook on Food Network- the possibilities are 
> endless!
> Ahlam (Mistress Hauviette d'Anjou, Master Cook)
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